James Gandolfini makes me all kinds of happy. Yes, I loved to hate and still rooted for Tony Soprano, but I’m a bona fide supporter of Gandolfini, the performer. Say that as pretentiously as you’d like.
Proof: I sat through The Mexican and bore everyone who will listen with my love of The Coen Brothers The Man Who Wasn’t There. While living in NYC I prowled places specifically hoping to bump into him, so you get the picture.
Needles to say, I am thrilled with Showbiz 411’s report that he’s got several projects coming soon. A movie with Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly, a new HBO pilot, Criminal Justice and a film in the works with Steve Carrell’s production company. Of the three, The Bone Men is the one I am most excited about. Slated as a comedy, it is the story of two paleontologists during the 1800’s. So get your dirty minds out the gutter. *Nerd Alert* I hope its a humorous take on The Gilded Dinosaur:The Fossil War between E.D. Cope and O.C. Marsh which made for a great episode of The American Experience.
Stalker days behind me, I’m happy to note Gandolfini is expecting a daughter, his second child, and first with his current wife.
Killing Them Softly will be released on November 30, 2012. Let’s watch the trailer!
As Brad says: “It’s a two-man job.”